Manigault's Battalion, South Carolina Artillery
Brief History[edit | edit source]
18th Heavy Artillery Battalion [often called the Siege Train Artillery Battalion] was organized during the spring of 1862 with three companies. Many of the men were from Charleston. It surrendered on April 26, 1865  .
Companies in the Manigault's Battalion, South Carolina Artillery with County of Origin
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Company A - (also known as Palmetto Guard and Palmetto Guards Artillery)
Company B - (also known as Alston Light Artillery and Horry Artillery)
Company C - (also known as McQueen Light Artillery, Gregg's Battery, Pee Dee Artillery, and Bridges' Light Artillery)
Company D - (also known as Bridge's Louisiana Battery and Zimmerman Light Artillery)
Company E - (also known as Gist Guards and Gist Guard Artillery)
Johnson's Company (accessed 11 Apr 2011).
Other Sources[edit | edit source]
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘South Carolina in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
- South Carolina in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for South Carolina, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- Footnote.com (A subscription website, but is available for use at the Family History Library and some Family History Centers). It has digital Civil War soldier service records and brief regiment histories (located at the bottom of some of the muster rolls).
- The War for Southern Independence in South Carolina. Eastern Digital Resources, (accessed 2 Apr 2011). This site contains some historical sketches, officers, battles, rosters, bibliographies and references.
- Manigault, Edward; Warren Ripley; Charleston Library Society. Siege train : The Journal of a Confederate Artilleryman in the Defense of Charleston (Columbia, S.C.; Published for the Charleston Library Society by the University of South Carolina Press, ©1986), 364 pages. Book at WorldCat.org
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).